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How to prevent insomnia before a test

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

The very name of a test brings about fear in the minds of students, especially the ones who are not prepared for the test. There is apprehension in the mind of the student with regard to the possibility of disaster. This causes anxiety, which results in loss of sleep or insomnia. This is the most common cause of insomnia among students. Other causes include poor eating habits; consumption of caffeine, nicotine or alcohol; and lack of exercise.

So, does one need to look further to find out how to prevent insomnia before a test? The sure-fire way to enjoy sound sleep is to be absolutely sure that you are well prepared for the test. This confidence can help result in the student being able to get a good night’s sleep.

Of course, there’s always the fear of the unknown – about the variables in a test that can wreck the chances of even the best of students to score well in a test – which scares most students out of their sleep. But since there’s very little one can do to resolve this problem, there’s little use of losing sleep over it. All that the student can do is to solve as many mock tests as possible to gain confidence — and sleep whenever he or she can.

The student should continue with his or her regular food and exercise regimen even when preparing for exams. This will allow the body cycle to remain unchanged. Sleep patterns too, will remain generally unchanged in such cases.

Importantly, students shuld avoid energy enhancing drugs. Such drugs have the tendency to keep you alert for a long period of time and thus create insomnia.